Panoramic view from Kamares,the port of the island, taken from the St.Simeon church from an altitude of 500m.
The beach underneath has awarded with one of the 'blue flags' of the Europe Union for the clear waters,the sandy beach and so on.
Kamares may be the port of Sifnos but it is also one of the nicest places to stay.When you say 'port' you think of something not like Kamares. You know how most ports are....busy, a bit dirty, and a place to come and go from but not to stay in".
Kamares has a long beach, fertile valley, great restaurants and cafes. And the ferries are generally not in long enough to make Kamares seem like a 'port'. Once the ferries leave you are in a quiet (but not too quiet), fishing town that has a taste of tourism but not enough to make you feel like you are in Mykonos or San Tropez.
Kamares is the main port of Sifnos and the transportation hub. From here you can get buses to all the other villages, boats to Vathy, or you can stay here and enjoy one of the nicest beaches and some of the best restaurants on the island. As you get off the boat you can follow the procession into the town. The main street is the harbor road with its restaurants, cafes, shops and hotels on one side of the street, the tables and chairs and the bay on the other. There are a couple supermarkets, a tourist information office, the office of Aegean Thesaurus, the Hotel Stavros and finally on your left a long crescent shaped beach with the tiny village of Agia Marina on the far side.
In the evening the harbor fills up with sailboats and yachts and these sailors usually make their way into Kamares for a night of fun using a remedy of good food and wine to get their land legs back. The restaurants are all excellent and the atmosphere can be festive at night. Many people who come to Kamares have been doing so for years and a night at the Old Captain bar can seem like a highschool reunion at times.
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mesutilgim (83018) 2013-12-06 23:46
Hello dear Danos,
Not only panaromic but also birdseye view from Sifnos.
Nice the shades of the sea from dark blue to pale green. Again many interesting notes which makes your etry a perfect TE job !
TFS and have a great weekend
Miguel82 (22845) 2013-12-06 23:54
Good morning Danos,
fantastic view of that bay from a hill, good pov, excellent hues, perfect resolution and light, a post card, bravo, I like the dry environment typical of that area, all the best, have a good saturday
besnard (53185) 2013-12-07 0:02
Une belle vue plongeante sur cette anse bordée d'une mer d'un beau bleu. Tu nous proposes beaucoup de choses à regarder
Amitiés et bon week-end.
pajaran (51238) 2013-12-07 0:36
Interesantan i dobar tekst o Kamares ...
Dobra kompozicija i perspektiva, lepa panorama.
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepe boje.
Lepo mesto za odmor.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.
Interesting and good article about Kamares ...
Good composition and perspective, beautiful panorama.
Good time recording and contrast, beautiful colors.
Nice place for a holiday.
Have a nice day, all the best for the weekend, good luck.
ikeharel (56002) 2013-12-07 1:48
Blue and turquoise bay scenery from a high perspective, simply stunning view.
Fine shot with excelent contrast of the white houses along the coast.
There is almost 3D effect with the hill on right side. - that's to say, good depth, double meaning here.
Enjoy a nice weekend,
npecanhuk (64204) 2013-12-07 2:35
Very beautiful, attractive and inviting picture!
Although I miss a bit more of sharpness, I really enjoy the light, colors, chosen pov and composition!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your week-end,
timecapturer (47980) 2013-12-07 2:53
on a dull day in England this shot lifted my spirits. Oh! to be on that little beach and enjoying the sun in your beautiful homeland and its island jewels. A glorious view and captured so wonderfully.
Enjoy the weekend - B.
Fis2 (84552) 2013-12-07 3:14
Excellent POV and colors.
Have a nice weekend
serp2000 (39540) 2013-12-07 3:32
Thank, Danos for your warm words. I hope to visit Greece again. But I don't know about the next year.
Great choice of the point of view, this bay looks like a Heart. Amazing shapes, attractive colors. Perfect sharpness too.
All the best wishes,
pierrefonds (56436) 2013-12-07 4:38
The hills or mountains are framing well the village. The downward point of view is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the village. The good luminosity is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.
mirosu (13340) 2013-12-07 4:42
A great use of colors and light. The depth of field is perfect. A well presented crop allows eyes to remain fixed on the blue-green water bay and the white houses. The light is beautiful and your composition with the contrasting colors works so well. Very nice! Well done.
Wish you a very nice weekend.
jacquest (18567) 2013-12-07 4:52
A spectacular downward view on the port showing the contrasting white houses over the brown terrain. I like this small crescent beach with the different water tones and transparency.
kato (11630) 2013-12-07 5:36
You're capturing well this landscape by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the beautiful sea, curved sand beach and the surrounding hill with slope and brown rocks. And, many white houses with which are dotted to the hill suit to this geographical feature well in the point of color balance. And, the color which changes with the marine depth draws out a good atmosphere.
PaulVDV (21959) 2013-12-07 5:39
This is truly a very spectacular image of the island's port and the beach. It certainly pays the effort to climb that steep hill of 500 meters to get this fantastic bird's eye view.
An attractive composition, beautiful colours, wonderful contrast between the white houses and the arid land around the town.
Best regards, Paul
Romano46 (17470) 2013-12-07 6:31
le fot dall'alto di solito attraggono in maniera particolare forse perchè non siamo abituati a questo particolare punto di ripresda.
Se poi il aoggetto presenta gli aspetti di questo luogo da te ripreso il successo è assicurato, come è giusto che meriti questa impeccabile fotografia.
Ottimi i colori e la nitidezza che integrano la bell composizione.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
Sergiom (58652) 2013-12-07 6:35
Quel beau point de vue sur la plage et le village blanc. Il ne faut pas souffrir de vertige et avoir un coeur solide pour monter aussi haut.La couleur de l'eau est très invitante.
krzychu30 (15496) 2013-12-07 9:25
I think it´s the view most of us could admire for many,many hours and do not get bored.
Delightuful view from really magnifcent POV-which allows us to admire the whole natural beauty and charm of this place.
Summer feeling at its best!
Have a nice weekend
papagolf21 (85432) 2013-12-07 9:27
Cher ami Danos,
Nous plongeons toujours avec le même plaisir notre regard au creux de la vallée et du spectacle toujours aussi réjouissant.
Très bonne soirée.
Silvio1953 (120566) 2013-12-07 9:43
Ciao Danos, fantastic POV on lovely village, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
emilbo (22446) 2013-12-07 9:49
Magnifique baie avec la ville autour et une très jolie plage. À voir l'eau transparente et azur, on peut marcher loin pour se baigner. Un magnifique endroit bien capté dans un bel éclairage.
Toutes mes amitiés et bon dimanche,
ChrisJ (96610) 2013-12-07 10:07
Looks a little similar to Milos in the western Kyklades. Good sharpness and amazing clarity of the turquoise water which contrasts superbly against the reddish tinted rocks and earth. Nice high pov too. Tfs and a great weekend to you!
cornejo (30626) 2013-12-07 11:17
Hello Danos, excellent view of this interesting town with beautiful natural harbor and beach, very well captured with a great POV with very good and interesting picture. A nice picture with good sharpness, nice color and light. A great job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and good Sunday.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
fabbs99 (16163) 2013-12-07 11:25
Superb shot of the port of Sifnos.Lovely colors and a great composition from a high pov.Very good management of light and sharpness.Thanks for sharing.
ourania (30123) 2013-12-07 12:43
μια συναρπαστική "αεροφωτογραφία" που μας δίνει την ευκαιρία να έξερευνήσουμε και να απολαύσουμε το τοπίο, να χορτάσουμε λιακάδα και ζεστά χρώματα. Μου αρέσει πάρα πολύ η τοποθέτηση του τοπίου μέσα στο κάδρο, το πώς τα βουνά και το χωριό αγκαλιάζουν την παραλία. Οι αντιθέσεις είναι εντυπωσιακές, όπως και το βάθος και η ευκρίνεια. Μια εξαιρετική διαφήμιση της παραλίας, μπορούμε να δούμε τον βυθό από ύψος 500 μέτρων:) Συγχαρητήρια και ευχαριστώ!
Να είσαι καλά, καλή Κυριακή,
mcmtanyel (12447) 2013-12-07 21:01
This is a wonderful vantage point to photograph this lovely beach. Excellent composition with the framing of the lower right of the photo with the hillside.
jmdias (54517) 2013-12-08 0:02
what precious view with the village looking fantastic in the edges of this huge natural pool. many details to enjoy and a beautiful sense of flying. TFS.
subhendu_bagchi (25591) 2013-12-08 0:42
Wow! What a shot! You got it clearly using a high POV. Great composition. Love the beach activities. Good warmth of atmosphere. Excellent work. Great colours too. The beach activities are really facincting. Very well done Danos. Thanks for sharing.
lousat (75518) 2013-12-08 10:51
Hi Danos,magnificent choice of point of view to show us the small port and the beautiful scenery,great details despite the distance and the typical greek colors of ground and water,i like it! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano
boa (5995) 2013-12-08 13:38
what an impressive view! I like the clarity of the water and the excellent overview of Kamares captured from your position. It is a clear shot with good light and colors, well done!
Have a nice evening.
hidibyendu (871) 2013-12-08 14:05
Excellent view of the beach from the top. Nice and crisp colors. A perfect postcard.
Very well composed.
adramad (37327) 2013-12-08 15:33
Superb panoramic, taken from a great height, which gives us a broad view that allows us to envision the quiet beach and the charming town on the shores of a sea of colorful unique.
A bright image with optimum clarity.
Well done. I Like
Have a good start to the week.
gus72 (3719) 2013-12-08 23:27
Hi Danos !!
great view.... hence great photo... this is the correct reward for climbing to the top of the hill.
Excellent combination of the speed and f number......... sharp & clear details all around.
jcpix (13552) 2013-12-09 15:39
I'm getting a little bit dizzy just looking at this, the sensation of height is very well portrayed here! If I didn't know any better, I'd say this was taken in passing on a flight!? :) Lovely view however, this gives a great visual layout of the village below, and I enjoy how you've framed the natural, earthy colors around the tiny bay with the deep green and blue sea water as a solid center point...really makes the white's stand out in contrast! Sharp, well balanced in exposure and composition, and detailed throughout. Thanks for providing this visual over Kamares.
Glint (6165) 2013-12-10 13:02
fabulous view here of Kamares.It seems almost like an aerial shot. A difficult light to manage especially with the white buildings but you have managed not to make our eyes sore with glare. Interesting note too, enticing the viewer to think about making a tgrip there.
nikkitta (14582) 2013-12-10 17:02
Super capture from a so high place that lets create a panoramic view with great contrast between the orange almost desert earth, the white village and the so tranlucent waters with changing colors
Like your POV of the curved beach a place to come and stay
mkamionka (30214) 2013-12-11 5:33
fantastic POV from above allows to well present this spectacular location. The houses seem so tiny and the beach looks shallow and clean. Beach seems to be well protected from the stronger waves and wind.
Cricri (105249) 2013-12-11 10:30
OUPS une vue plongeante des plus magnifiques profitant a la fois du village blanc, la plage, la couleur turquoise de la mer et une vue sur le paysage qui l'entourent, bonne lumière et couleurs
jemaflor (83691) 2013-12-11 10:58
Lovely pov on the beach and this white village, pleasant light well captured, tfs.
josepmarin (57711) 2013-12-12 0:15
a breathtaking bird-view here, caught from a high POV, and where we can enjoy the beauty of the white houses of this cute village, which splash graphically the wonderful landscape of the port and of the beach.
Light and colors at a high quality level.
geoant68 (331) 2013-12-12 7:38
πραγματικά μια εντυπωσιακή 'αεροφωτογραφία' από τον Άγιο Συμεών στην μοναδική παραλία από τις Καμάρες.Τα χρώματα της θάλασσας είναι εξαιρετικά με τα άσπρα σπίτια να κάνουν την σκηνό πολύ ελκυστική,
bostankorkulugu (42014) 2013-12-12 10:46
greek island scene at its best!... how i wish it was summer and i was there!... so good dano...
rigoletto (34255) 2013-12-12 14:39
geia sou dano. superb vertigo photo of this beautiful coast town. istanbul, like many other places nowadays, is covered with snow, and your photo warms me up :)
Graal (96760) 2013-12-12 23:11
beautiful place for tourists. Interesting beach and peaceful bay. Good high POV you had. Photo I like a lot.
Have a nice day.
delpeoples (52999) 2013-12-13 3:01
kalispera dear Danos
A commanding view of this wonderful coastline. I like the rich colours and the way you have handled the strong sun. Good sharpness and the hills provide a natural frame for the photo.
macjake (55520) 2013-12-13 8:18
A great viewpoint from up here, can you walk all the way up too? Just wondering.
I like seeing the various colors in the water, along with the solitary boat all by its lonesome :)
A very attractive scene
fds (8098) 2013-12-14 4:30
ciao dear friend danos what very beautiful point of view over this great coast
i licke very much the colors of the village and the blu sea
great location dear friend
elenimavrandoni (14249) 2013-12-15 17:15
Δάνο, εχω πάει στήν Σίφνο και εχω περάσει τέλεια, δεν το ξεχνάω...και η φωτογραφία σου είναι μια ομορφη ανάμνηση απο αυτο το ταξίδι στήν πανέμορφη Σίφνο,,αυτη η αντίθεση της θάλασσας με τα άσπρα σπιτάκια και τα αδενδρα βουναλάκια είναι εκπληκτική!!
eldancer1 (27169) 2013-12-16 7:47
From this angle the bay looks like a heart, did you notice that? Looks like a great seaside village nicely captured with good pov and it has good dof with nice details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
ruisc_pt (10527) 2013-12-16 13:19
Fantastic bird's eye view Danos.
adores (36147) 2013-12-18 16:50
A fantastic pov here! I like the view a lot and colours are great! Good idea to include this rock in foreground.
clic (14738) 2013-12-20 16:32
Geia sou Danos
That is quite an invitation you send to the photographic world, showing such an idyllic cove from above; we know exactly what to expect on the premises, given the elaborate overview and the excellent depiction.
You should get paid as a touristic ambassador of Greece!!
adidas5nb (5241) 2013-12-24 9:37
what an amazing pov this is.love the huge view on offer.great geography and natural shapes here.love the light and the colors.
Angshu (55375) 2013-12-30 3:54
From your high POV, the village of Kamares looks like a toy village...Excellent exposure of the white houses...the setting is tranquil and the deep blue water contrasts superbly with the ground tones
Best Wishes for the New Year
kiks (11749) 2014-02-06 8:26
I like the effect of this plundging POV. The colors are magnificent and i would love to take a plunged there.
miumiu (5837) 2014-09-24 5:25
This view is incredibly breathtaking too.
The hill is very impressive in the foreground. The spledid colours are perfect on your photo.
l would spend my life in a place like this. Simple stunning!
- Copyright: Danos kounenis (danos) (85771)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-09-23
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D, Canon Zoom EF 24-105mm 1:4mm L IS USM, HOYA PRO1 Digital 77mm mC PL-C
- Exposure: f/9.5, 1/25 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Sifnos island
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-06 23:35